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‘An Actress Prepares’ in Hampstead

Bulgarian actress Irina Diva has spoken about her one-woman show, An Actress Prepares, based on Marilyn Monroe’s last interview with Richard Meryman in July 1962: ‘Irina quickly tells me not to go along expecting an impersonation; the play is an introspective … Continue reading

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Marilyn in the Blogosphere

  May 19 marked the 49th anniversary of Marilyn’s ‘Happy Birthday’ performance for President Kennedy at Madison Square Garden, as Garrison Keillor noted in his Writers’ Almanac. (Unfortunately, while he reports on the event well, he has added three spurious … Continue reading

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‘An Actress Prepares’ in Edinburgh

“Empire film magazine crowned Marilyn Monroe the ‘Sexiest Female Movie Star of all Time’, while People magazine voted her the ‘Sexiest Woman of the Century’. But what was beyond the public image and the pretty face? Now the life and … Continue reading

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